Voorhees College (India)

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Voorhees College
ஊரீசு கல்லூரி
Former names
Arcot Mission College
Motto Nisi Dominus Frustra
Motto in English
In vain without god
Established 1898
Affiliation Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore
Chairman Rev .D. A Rajavelu
Principal Dr . I. Stanley Jones Karunakaran
Location Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
12°54′37.75″N 79°7′55.19″E / 12.9104861°N 79.1319972°E / 12.9104861; 79.1319972Coordinates: 12°54′37.75″N 79°7′55.19″E / 12.9104861°N 79.1319972°E / 12.9104861; 79.1319972
Campus Urban
Affiliations The Church of South India - Diocese of Vellore
Website http://www.voorheescollege.edu.in/
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Voorhees College is a college in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. It was founded in 1898 as Arcot Mission College, when Arcot Mission High School was amalgamated to the University of Madras. The college is named after its benefactors, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph and Elizabeth Voorhees of the Reformed Church in America.[1] The College was earlier known as Ralph and Elizabeth Voorhees college when it was a Co-educational institution. In the late sixties towards the end of the tenure of Dr. A.N. Gopal, the then principal, the college stopped admitting women students and dropped the names Ralph and Elizabeth and became known as Voorhees College. The college began offering master's level courses in 1975. The College is managed by the Church of South India, Diocese of Vellore. The Chairman of the College is the Bishop of Vellore, and the motto is "In vain without God."

The college is affiliated to Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore and it is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, with an A grade (2005).


The College has produced over the years innumerable potential individuals to the society and to the nation at-large. The former President of India, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan (1888-1975) was a proud alumnus of Voorhees College.


The following courses are offered:

Undergraduate courses

  • B.A. Defence and Strategic Studies
  • B.A. Economics
  • B.A. English
  • B.A. History
  • B.A. Tamil
  • B.Sc. Chemistry
  • B.Sc. Computer Science
  • B.Sc. Mathematics
  • B.Sc. Physics
  • B.Sc. Zoology
  • B.Sc. Botany
  • B.B.A. (Business Administration)
  • B.Com. (Aided)
  • B.Com. (self-financing)
  • B.C.A (Computer Applications)

Postgraduate courses

  • M.A. Defence & Strategic Studies
  • M.A. History
  • M.A. Tamil (self-financing)
  • M.A. English (Self-financing)
  • M.A. Economics (Self-financing)
  • M.Com.
  • M.Sc. Chemistry (self-financing)
  • M.Sc. Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Physics (self-financing)
  • M.Sc. Zoology


  • M.Phil. Tamil
  • M.Phil. History
  • M.Phil. Commerce
  • M.Phil. Zoology
  • M.Phil. Physics
  • M.Phil. Chemistry
  • M.Phil. Mathematics
  • Ph.D. in Commerce
  • Ph.D. in History
  • Ph.D. in Tamil
  • Ph.D. in Zoology


  1. ^ Hope College, Michigan. Elizabeth Rodman Voorhees (PDF). Hope College, Michigan. 

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